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Title : Ocean advocacy group urges crackdown on 'seafood fraud
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Source : The Hill
Year : 2019
Link : https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/business-a-lobbying/432939-ocean-advocacy-group-urges-crackdown-on-seafood-fraud
Country : United States of America
Commodity: SE SeaFood-All
Abstract: Oceana, an ocean conservation and advocacy organization, says one out of every five fish tested is mislabeled and is calling on the government to expand rules to track the source of seafood. The group is using a new fraud investigation to draw attention to the issue of boat-to-plate seafood traceability, which advocates say is essential to preventing illegal fishing or fraud. An investigation tested 449 samples of seafood, all of which were not included under an existing federal program to monitor the sources of seafood. The samples came from 24 states and Washington, D.C., between March and August 2018.The government in 2018 established the Seafood Import Monitoring Program, but the program only applies to 13 seafood types, tracing them from the boat, or farm, to the U.S. border. “